Sparkling cities, paradise island and desert retreats, 19 days in Australia in the utmost style
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At a glance
An Australian adventure as epic as it is luxurious, this 18-night trip takes you to some of Australia’s most incredible corners, from exciting cities to paradise islands and remote desert retreats, staying in a hand-picked collection of the country’s finest lodges and hotels. Please note this itinerary is only available May – October.
Start with three nights in sunny Sydney, seeing the city from a private boat as you cruise under the famous bridge and past the Opera House to some of its most exclusive neighbourhoods. You’ll also hike in the nearby Blue Mountains before returning back to the Harbour City on a spectacular helicopter flight.
Then it’s to the geographical and spiritual heart of the country and two nights at Longitude 131° within sight of sacred Uluru and surrounded by the red Simpson Desert, before two nights exploring the impossibly beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
Return to civilization in Melbourne, where you will be immersed in its uniquely cool culture, before flying out to rugged Tasmania for two nights at the award-winning Saffire Freycinet where you’ll meet the island’s eponymous devils, dine on just caught oysters and take in the sweeping views.
Aboard a private aircraft, fly back north to the mainland for lunch, then back out to Kangaroo Island for two nights at Southern Ocean Lodge, an equally stunning spot with an enviable clifftop perch. Kangaroo Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and it’s here you can spot ‘roos lounging on the beach, seek out bizarre platypus and get close to koala. End at the opposite side of Australia, on the vast North West frontier, at Bamurru Plains, a glamourous safari lodge encircled by bird-rich wetlands and savanna, the perfect place to sit back and absorb the whole experience.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Sydney airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Sydney
Accommodation in Sydney
- 155 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Fitness centre
- Rooftop pool
The Park Hyatt is found in the historic district of The Rocks with views of the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Interiors are modern with a contemporary and clean design. Rooms have a neutral colour scheme of chocolate and cream, naturally-textured fabrics and soft lighting ensures rooms are bright and calm. Specially commissioned paintings and artwork from prominent Australian artists adorn the walls. At the Dining Room, the hotel’s signature restaurant, diners are treated to spectacular vistas of the harbour while enjoying a French-inspired menu. The Living Room has a more relaxed atmosphere while The Bar is a stylish location in which to enjoy fine wine, cocktails and live music. For those looking to relax and let go, indulge in a treatment at the spa or take a dip in the waters of the rooftop pool after working out at the fitness centre.
- 98 rooms and suites
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
The Langham boasts unforgettable views of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and enjoys a quaint location among cobbled streets and the old architecture of the historic Rocks district. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings, large windows flooding them with natural light and letting in the warm Australian sunshine. Some rooms come with a balcony from which you can enjoy views of the iconic Sydney cityscape. Stop by the sophisticated Palm Court bar for an expertly mixed cocktail and vistas of the Western Harbour, before enjoying dinner at Bistrot Remy, boasting a contemporary menu that makes the most of Australia’s finest produce. Guests can also enjoy a decadent afternoon tea served on fine Wedgwood china, along with a glass of champagne. The underground spa is an oasis of calm while the health club, indoor swimming pool and tennis court are great for those who like to stay active while on holiday.
- 531 rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Heated outdoor pool
- Fitness centre
With its perfect location in the heart of the city, the Four Seasons offers fantastic panoramas and proximity to landmark attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Rooms and suites are decorated in contemporary grand-luxe style, with big windows that look out over the Sydney skyline. In the larger suites, guests are treated to full harbour views that show the city in all its glory. Enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine at Mode Kitchen and Bar where locally-sourced produce is served in a relaxed bistro-style environment. Head to the Grain for craft beers, organic wine and a selection of expertly mixed cocktails. After a day of exploring, relax and unwind at the hotel spa or take a dip in the outdoor pool. For those who like to stay active on holiday, there is a fitness centre with the latest equipment while the sauna and Jacuzzi act as soothing tonics. The Four Seasons is close to Sydney’s vibrant shopping districts as well as operating as the ideal spot from which to begin your adventures in the surrounding Port Jackson region.
The city of Sydney on the east coast of Australia is as idyllic is it appears from its instantly recognisable cityscape. It boasts a rich and intriguing history, famous beaches and iconic landmarks, with a diverse and friendly population, all spread around an elaborate shoreline of Port Jackson’s yacht-filled inlets, bays and rivers.
Pubs, markets, modern restaurants, theatres and galleries old and new add an exciting, sophisticated cultural air, while the fine weather and surrounding natural wonders of New South Wales make it a very outdoorsy place, and a great base from which to explore nearby beaches, mountains and national parks.
This tour is the perfect introduction to Sydney – a full day of touring with your own local guide and private vehicle, capped off by an afternoon cruise to see stunning Sydney Harbour from the water.
You’ll see all the main sights, learn about Sydney’s unique colonial past, and explore the rich aboriginal history. Discover The Rocks, the Opera House precinct, colonial Macquarie Street, and the glamorous Eastern Suburbs. See the views from South Head, and visit iconic Bondi Beach, then enjoy lunch by the Harbour’s edge at a favourite local haunt.
In the afternoon, enjoy a taste of local life as you cruise Sydney Harbour on your skippered yacht, for a 2 hour cruise on the world’s most beautiful harbour.
After leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the Sydney, stop at a wildlife park to meet some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife, arriving early to beat the crowds. Continue your journey into the Blue Mountains and walk through spectacular scenery. See the famous ‘three sisters’, take a stroll around Katoomba and visit our pick of the best remote lookouts before lunch.
Private transfer to Sydney airport
Flight from Sydney to Ayres Rock
Uluru and the Outback
Private transfer your lodge
Accommodation in Uluru and the Outback
- 15 luxury tents
- Open-air dining
- Spa located nearby
- Meals, drinks and tours included
The scale and beauty of the Australian outback is truly awe inspiring. Longitude 131° allows you to really experience the magic of the country’s spiritual heart and discover the rich history and indigenous culture. Always in sight, Uluru dominates the sparse landscape of the Red Centre, and guests are rewarded with ever-changing views as the light dances across the rock face. 15 luxury tents are nestled among the rust-red dunes, their canopied roofs dotted across swathes of sand. Each tent is beautifully furnished and features floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto a private deck with day bed, armchairs and a fireplace. Here you can gaze out across the ochre landscape, and really appreciate the beauty of this vast undisturbed wilderness. Each tent is named after an explorer or pioneer and framed artifacts are displayed on the walls, complimented by colourful works of indigenous art. Longitude 131° showcases the very best of contemporary Australian cuisine, complimented by an excellent selection of fine wines. Choose to dine in the Dune House or under the stars at Table 131, the ultimate dining experience. Sunset drinks are served each evening and after dinner, the resident astrologer will regale guests with tales of the southern constellations. Acquire some respite from the warm weather at Red Ochre Spa, located at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort. Return transfers to the spa are included and guests can relax with treatments inspired by nature. There is so much to explore in this beautiful and spiritual land, and all your tours and excursions are included. Learn about the history of the sacred Uluru, explore gorges and visit the Field of Light solar installation, an international-acclaimed work of art. Blooming and glowing in the deepening darkness of the evening, small stems sway in the breeze to create a remarkable and enchanting scene.
Longitude 131° offers guests a complete and personal Red Centre experience with a range of inclusive guided outback excursions scheduled daily, allowing guests to immerse in the living cultural landscape and discover the region’s iconic natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxury. For those looking for a custom and personalised itinerary, a range of optional bespoke experiences is also available.
Private transfer to Ayers Rock Airport
Flight from Ayres Rock Airport to Cairns
Private transfer to your hotel in Cairns
Accommodation in Cairns
- 255 rooms
- Fitness centre
Cairns is the gateway to the region’s tropical playground with the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park on its doorstep. The Shangri La is located in the heart of the city, overlooking Trinity Bay, the marina and mountains in the distance. All 255 rooms feature private balconies, serving as the perfect perch on which to enjoy your morning coffee. The interiors are bright and spacious, contemporary in style with pieces of local artwork that express the natural beauty of northern Australia. Enjoy elegant waterside dining at North Bar and Kitchen, where a menu of contemporary Australian cuisine is complemented by craft beers and fine wines. You can also enjoy cocktails, champagne and light bites at the poolside bar or in the garden. Take a dip in the tranquil waters of the outdoor pool or simply sunbathe on the loungers dotted around the area. Keep in shape by sticking to your routine at the fitness centre, fully equipped with state-of-the-art training equipment and gym facilities.
Enjoy an evening in the seaside city of Cairns, the region's tourist hub and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and adventures into the wild hinterland.
Private transfer to Cairns Airport
Flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island
Private transfer to your hotel in the Whitsundays
Accommodation in Whitsundays
- Two swimming pools
- Two restaurants
- Use of a private golf buggy
Sitting quietly on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia is an alluring expression of world-class luxury and design. From the moment you arrive at this resort you will feel time slow down as you sink into the aura of calmness and tranquility, with every detail meticulously planned and no expenses spared to ensure a delight for all the senses and absolute relaxation. The idyllic sun-drenched resort is set on 30 acres of elegant landscape with fabulous views, two swimming pools, impeccable service, and a private beach – making it one of Australia’s top beachside retreats. Each of the 60 rooms offer uninterrupted views of sparkling waters, Whitsunday Islands or Australian bushland. Choose from a variety of suites with private decks, infinity pools, enormous bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. The resorts two restaurants offer fine dining and exquisitely presented cuisine. The service throughout the resort is attentive and personable and guests are given the use of a private golf buggy to get around the resort and island – a fun and easy way to explore.
Spend your time exploring this impossibly beautiful corner of Australia from the comfort of Qualia. Take to the sparkling turquoise waters and explore the colourful marine world on a guided snorkelling trip, or cruise along on a catamaran, letting someone else do the hard work or having a go yourself if you're an experience sailor. You can also explore the island on guided or self-guided walks, enjoy a sunset cruise, go parasailing or simply relax with a drink on the white sandy beaches.
Private transfer to Hamilton Island Airport
Flight to Melbourne
Private transfer to your hotel in Melbourne
Accommodation in Melbourne
- 482 rooms
- 10 restaurants
- Indoor pool
Located in the city of Melbourne on Australia’s southeast coast, Crown Towers rises over the Yarra River and affords guests sweeping vistas of the skyline. The 482 rooms and suites are spacious, affording you an insight into the lives of the rich and famous. Decked out with contemporary flair and chic designs, your stay in this iconic Melbourne landmark will not lack in grand comfort and stately refinement. There is a dazzling selection of dining options. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal offers modern takes on 14th century British recipes while both Koko and Nobu offer flavours from Japan. Bistro Guillaume is a nod to France’s neighbourhood bistros, Rosetta focuses on Italian fine-dining and the Conservatory’s menu is both local and international. Silks is Asian-themed with interiors reminiscent of great Eastern mansions, The Atlantic specialises in seafood and the Spice Temple is a dedication to regional Chinese cuisine. Lastly, you can always keep it simple at the Rockpool Bar & Grill. There is no better way to end your day, or begin it for that matter, than a session spent at Australia’s most celebrated wellness centre, the Crown Spa. You will be sure to leave feeling rejuvenated and energised. After time spent at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, you can always go for a leisurely dip in the large indoor pool or let go in the sauna and steam baths.
- 34 rooms
- Two restaurants
- Rooftop swimming pool
Flinders Lane was once the heart of Melbourne’s thriving rag trade. The skinny, 1930s concrete building that now houses the Adelphi was once a soft goods warehouse but in the hands of a team of architects who bought it in the late 80s, it was turned into a wonderfully unique boutique hotel. The redesign is the brainchild of Melbourne-based design studio, Hachem, and as soon as you enter, you immediately know you are somewhere special. A large horse and carriage sculpture doubles up as the reception desk, ceilings are dotted with mirrored tiles and bold modern art pieces adorn the walls. The colours and textures of the hotel are inspired by sweets and desserts, and rich chocolate tones abound alongside stools in the shape of liquorice allsorts and cherry-shaped light installations. Rooms are characterised by geometric carpets, bold prints and colourful fabrics but the cream-coloured walls and sophisticated design touches ensure rooms remain elegant and on the right side of quirky. Flinders King rooms occupy the corners of the buildings, large windows flooding them with natural light and offering views out over Flinders Lane. The Palatial Suite features a separate bedroom and living area separated by a central hallway and with space for extra beds, it is a great option for families. As its name suggests, the cuisine at Om Nom tantaslises the taste buds, its meticulous presentation a real feast for the eyes. In this intimate setting, treat yourself to carefully crafted dishes and signature desserts enjoyed alongside fine wine, craft beer and expertly mixed cocktails. Located beneath the hotel is Ezard, where east meets west in a wonderful fusion menu.
- 240 rooms
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
Located in the buzzing metropolis of Melbourne, the Park Hyatt is an endearing blend of the old world and the new. The hotel features 240 spacious rooms boasting Italian marble bathrooms. The suites feature dark wood, polished metal and plush fabrics some with views overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Dining at the Park Hyatt is varied, from the international inspirations of radii restaurant & bar to memorable afternoon teas which offer fresh scones, delicate desserts and a varied supply of robust teas and coffees. For that most relaxing of experiences, indulge in a treatment at the spa, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, work out in the fitness centre or enjoy a game of tennis.
- 388 rooms and suites
- Fitness centre
Nestled on the bustling Southbank Promenade, The Langham Melbourne enjoys a central location and magnificent views. The 388 Rooms are classic and comfortable with rich fabrics, large windows looking out over either the Yarra River or the sparkling city skyline. Some of the larger rooms and suites feature private balconies from which to soak up the sun and the views. Guests can enjoy the open and interactive kitchen at the Asian-inspired Melba. The Aria Bar & Lounge is the perfect setting for afternoon tea or a glass of wine from the Yarra Valley, and here you can savour light bites to eat with ingredients sourced from the Tasman Sea and Victoria’s bountiful farmlands. Relax and unwind at the hotel’s award-winning wellness centre which features the Chuan Spa, indoor pool and fitness equipment.
Melbourne sits at the end of Port Phillip Bay, split by the winding Yarra River, with its suburbs reaching out around the shoreline. With handsome Victorian-era architecture, museums, galleries, theatres, green parks, and an innovative art and nightlife scene, this is undoubtedly Australia’s cultural heart. It’s also a city known for a collective obsession with coffee, the aromas of roasting beans fill the air, with hip cafes and delis at every turn, and love of sport, especially Australian rules football, cricket, horse racing and motorsport.
Take some time to really connect with the city, its people and their passions with this local’s look at Melbourne. Journey down the Golden Mile and learn how the discovery of gold shaped the city, take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport and drive through the beachside suburbs stopping in St Kilda - Melbourne’s playground. Of course, no tour would be complete without a stroll through Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades, home to world renowned street art, hidden bars and restaurants, independent galleries, eclectic boutiques and bustling cafés which serve this caffeine addicted city. Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, a vibrant historic landmark has been at the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century, offering everything from gourmet foods to clothing and souvenirs, with stalls passed down through generations. The tour culminates with a delicious two course lunch in one of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants.
Private transfer to Melbourne Airport
Flight from Melbourne to Hobart
Private transfer to your Tasmanian hotel
Accommodation in Tasmania
- Mountain bikes
Designed to embrace its stunning surroundings, Saffire is a natural treasure tucked away on Tasmania’s undisturbed shores. This boutique lodge has been showered in praise since opening in 2010. It’s unique stingray-shaped design was carefully crafted to blend into the surrounding environment while creating a modern and ultra-luxe getaway. Its 20 luxury suites boast unadulterated views across Great Oyster Bay to the Hazards Mountain Range, all from the comfort of absolute luxury. The décor throughout is warm and earthy and the premium suites have spacious living areas, a private kitchen and dining room where the chef can come and cook for you. They also have private courtyard plunge pools. Saffire has an emphasis on supporting the local environment and uses local, seasonal and organic produce in the restaurant that is grown in the chef’s garden. The lodge also works with the Save the Tasmanian Devil program, set up in response to the decline of more than 80 percent of the native marsupials due to an infectious cancer. In a one-hectare, free-range devil enclosure, Saffire provides mature devils with a safe environment and also gives guests the rare opportunity to see the devils in a natural habitat. As well as learning about conservation efforts in the region, Saffire guests can indulge in a multitude of complimentary experiences, from visiting a working oyster farm to sample Pacific oysters and regional wines to guided vineyard tours, canoeing, bird watching or nature walks. If that all sounds a bit much, then you can always just head to the state-of-the-art spa for the ultimate pampering.
Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary range of activities let you engage and connect with Freycinet’s stunning natural wonders and attractions. You can visit the local Freycinet Winery to learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare, take a trip to Saffire’s open-range Tasmanian devil enclosure to learn about the conservation of this iconic endemic marsupial, head to a working oyster farm to taste some of Tasmania’s best seafood, or hike, canoe, kayak, fish and mountain bike through this incredible landscape. Additional activities include quad biking, boat cruises and bespoke culinary experiences.
Private transfer to Hobart airport
Flight to Kangaroo Island via Adelaide
Accommodation in Kangaroo Island
- 21 suites
Perched upon a cliff, Southern Ocean Lodge is a gem on the rugged southwestern coast of Kangaroo Island, overlooking the waves the Great Australian Bight. 21 suites are contemporary havens of luxury, enjoying modern and fresh aesthetics which look out into the wilderness. Floor to ceiling windows allow streams of natural light to touch limestone tiles and walls of recycled spotted gum wood. All boast king size beds while others, such as the Remarkable Suite, enjoy exclusive access to a private outdoor terrace. Embark on a culinary journey through Kangaroo Island when dining at the Southern Ocean Lodge. Guests are treated to fine, organic foods, all locally-sourced from artisanal growers to create a fresh and premium menu. South Australia is known as the gastronomic capital of the country, meaning you will taste flavours of only the highest quality from a selection which changes daily. It also has a relaxed atmosphere which proves an idyllic setting for a taste of the region’s most excellent vintages and beers. Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience with a range of daily guided island excursions from sea lion spotting, scenic hikes, beach fishing, wildlife walks, kayaking, mountain biking and more. There’s also the spa offering cutting-edge treatments combining perfectly with the amazing views.
Southern Ocean Lodge offers a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience with a selection of guided island experience that will allow guests to encounter Kangaroo's abundant wildlife and discover its unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxury. Meet the sea lions at Seal Bay, explore the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, hike along the coast, enjoy fine dining and relax in the spa. Additional activities include quad biking, kayaking, beach fishing and guided adventure hikes.
Private transfer to Kingscote Airport
Flight from Kingscote Airport to Darwin via Adelaide
North West Australia
Light aircraft flight from to Bamurru Plains
Accommodation in North West Australia
- Ten safari-style bungalows
- Infinity pool
A luxury bush camp on the vast floodplains of the Northern Territory, Bamurra Plains is a wonderful way to experience this unique and beautiful landscape. Set within 300km2 of private land to the west of Kakudu National Park, guests will enjoy access to miles of undisturbed coastal floodplains, savannah woodland and paperbark swamps. Reconnecting with nature needn’t mean going back to basics, and ten safari-style bungalows ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Each bungalow overlooks the floodplains and features mesh walls so you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness that surrounds you. Décor reflects the region’s indigenous, hunting and pastoral history with buffalo horns, explorer maps, Aboriginal art and old photographs adorning the walls. Each bungalow comes with a species list so you can identify the animals that wander past. The largest Kingfisher suite features a generous living space and enough room for extra beds, making it a great option for adventurous families. With no internet access, TV or mobile signal, switching off has never been easier and you’ll soon find yourself tuning in to the sounds of the bush as you drift off to sleep. Dining at Bamurru Plains is a real treat, with locally sourced produce used to create a menu that is authentic yet contemporary. Meals are served in the wildlife observation deck and there is a self-service bar which guests are welcome to use. In this sanctuary of flora and fauna lives a vast, thriving eco system which includes many species of bird hiding in the swamps and savannah woodlands. Enjoy the heights amongst the tree tops when you settle down to an evening in The Hide while those who love to fish are encouraged to embark on a river fishing or airboat fishing excursion.
Enjoy your days exploring the wilds of Bamurru Plains. The wildlife on show is some of the most impressive in Australia, and expert field guides will help you discover it. Watch hundreds of birds take flight from the lake as you fly by on an airboat, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface, all sorts of creatures move in the grass, the air is warm and still and all eyes scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles. On guided walks and drives search for free roaming horses, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or spend some time up in the tower hide spotting the vibrant bird life of the area.
Light aircraft flight from to Darwin
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